Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Pinoy Pod 43

"Usaping Puki" 2007 - Staking a claim for peace

The Filipina community's production of "Usaping Puki,'' the Tagalog version of Eve Ensler's Vagina Monologues," created a firestorm when it debuted in the Bay Area in 2004.

The themes of women's rights and domestic violence awareness - and its unbridled expressions of women's sexuality - were startling to many who seldom spoke of the topics in private.
Since then, the annual performance staged by the Filipina Women's Network has drawn a growing audience as the community warms to the production that seeks to voice the unspoken and calls for an end to abuse of women in all forms.

But there are still many challenges as the 2007 production takes to the stage this month in San Francisco and New York with a bolder global theme.

Marily Mondejar, one of the executive producers, and Elena Mangahas, a co-director, talk to Chronicle Deputy Managing Editor Leslie Guevarra about the "Vagina Monologues," "Usaping Puki" and this year's theme of "Reclaiming Peace."

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2 Comments:

Blogger AKILEZ said...

That's funny and Bastos ang title if you are a Filipino conservative.

Have you heard of the play "Big Dick Asian Men" the answer to the Vagina Monologue. I think one of the performer is a Filipino from Hawaii. I saw the play in Northeastern University in Boston.

take care

Wed Mar 14, 08:37:00 AM  
Blogger Benjamin Pimentel said...

akilez, no i havent heard of that play. sounds like a funny play. you can also check out pinoy pod and leave comments at sfgate.com/podcasts. thanks.

Thu Mar 15, 07:51:00 AM  

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